$2.25 Million Penalty For Missouri Pharmaceuticals Plant

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. has agreed to pay a $2.25 million penalty for violations that included discharging fluorescent green discharge into a river at its plant in northeast Missouri.

Details of the settlement were announced Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency and Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster.

Teva makes antibiotics at a plant outside of Mexico, Mo., about 120 miles northwest of St. Louis. Koster says the green discharge flowed into the Salt River from a wastewater treatment plant in 2008. Inspections disclosed violations of state and federal environmental laws and violations in the way the company handled waste management.

The company did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

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